Saturday, December 1, 2012

Med-tech wonders: No pulse, but very alive

This short video captures some of the amazing work being done in medical technology today -- an artificial heart that has no pulse, but pumps continuously. Faster, please, because there are many people whose lives will be longer and more pleasant with better medical devices. The question is, will the government make it even more difficult for new medical devices to come to market?

1 comment:

  1. It's an interesting solution to the problem of blood sticking to the walls of the device, causing clots and strokes.

    I have no doubt the government will make it more difficult. Not giving care is one of the ways that socialized medicine makes itself less expensive. The easiest way for government healthcare to insulate itself from criticism on this front is to blame the other guy (FDA) for not approving better (more expensive) treatments. I believe this is why some rather odd drug disapprovals have happened in the last couple of years. Medicare is asking the FDA to help it not pay for some treatments.


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